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gynoecium

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noun gy·noe·ci·um \ji-ˈnē-shē-əm, gī-, -sē-\

Definition of gynoecium

plural -cia \-shē-ə, -sē-\

  1. :  the aggregate of carpels or pistils in a flower



Origin of gynoecium

New Latin, alteration of Latin gynaeceum women's apartments, from Greek gynaikeion, from gynaik-, gynē


First Known Use: 1832


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